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Wet winter ends California drought after 376 straight weeks
Associated Press ^ | March 14, 2019 | John Antczak

Posted on 03/14/2019 7:56:09 PM PDT by Olog-hai

California is free of drought for the first time in more than seven years and only a small amount of its territory remains abnormally dry as a very wet winter winds down, experts said Thursday.

More than 93 percent of the state is free of drought or dryness, and areas of abnormal dryness along the Oregon border and in parts of four southern counties amount to less than 7 percent of the state, the U.S. Drought Monitor said in its weekly update.

The conditions in the far south are because of very dry prior years, the monitor said, noting reservoirs in San Diego County are at only 65 percent of capacity. Abnormal dryness describes an area either entering drought or emerging from it, but below the four tiers of drought.

California is drought-free for the first time since Dec. 20, 2011, said the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, which jointly produces the monitor with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. …

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TOPICS: Local News; Weather
KEYWORDS: california; climatechange; climatechangehoax; deltasmelt; doomage; drought; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax
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To: ClearCase_guy

“Damn that Global Warming!”
Yep, climate change (global warming)
is now conquered in California. Everything
is back to normal...;)

21 posted on 03/14/2019 11:07:17 PM PDT by Lean-Right (Eat More Moose)
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To: LibWhacker

I remember that article for was even news to me about that mega flood in the 1860s. Yikes!

22 posted on 03/14/2019 11:40:06 PM PDT by abigkahuna (How can you be at two places at once when you are nowhere at all?)
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To: Deaf Smith
he stored water in reservoirs will be dumped into the Pacific...

And, then, they'll complain that the oceans/sea levels are too high.

23 posted on 03/14/2019 11:41:44 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Olog-hai

So does that mean the folks water bills will go down now?

24 posted on 03/15/2019 5:02:33 AM PDT by TexasM1A
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